First Grade

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    First Grade is off to a great start.  We have been learning rules and procedures, and a lot of it is forming new classroom habits.  The students are being assessed, and we have been diving right into the curriculum! The kids have all been responsive, and seem
    excited for a new year of learning.

           Illustration Of Yellow Flowers.png     Religion

    We have learned about appropriate mass behavior, and have even attended our first Community Prayer. The Fruit of the Spirit for August was JOY.
    In September I will be looking out for the student who can represent our classroom for GOODNESS.  The start of our Religion curriculum is learning about God's Creations. We have taken notice of how much God has provided us here on Earth because of his love.


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    Language Arts
    We have started our Journeys Reading Series. We will begin Spelling Tests soon. Our routine goes as follows. On Mondays we review our vocabulary for the week that goes along with our story. Tuesdays we read our story together aloud.  Wednesdays we learn grammar for the week. The last couple weeks we have been talking about nouns, possessive nouns, and proper nouns.  On Thursdays we concentrate on phonics.  Fridays we have a Spelling Test and a Reading Test.  I have been doing reading tests with them so they feel comfortable when I let them be on their own.  Eventually, I will read part of the test with them, and I will let them do other parts on their own.
    Teaching kids to read is my passion.  Once we develop our daily center routine I will pull kids to read with me.

    Colourful Numbers.png Math
    We have started off with addition in Math.  The common core can be tricky and sometimes tedious, but I do feel if they stick with it through their years with learning math we will notice a change in Math scores for the better.  It teaches students mental math, which is doing math in their heads. It shows them different strategies to solve a problem, because we all know that we are different kinds of learners. We worked on word problems and they struggled a bit. I will work more with them with word problems until they get it.



    Hands Holding Earth.pngSocial Studies/Science
    Every Friday we do STREAM centers. We will be learning about desert animals in the next few weeks.  In Social Studies we learned, and will be learning about needs, wants, producers, consumers, goods, services, man-made resources, and natural resources.